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Politics

Budget, education board decisions set for session's last day

Budget, education board decisions set for session's last dayA budget deal announced Tuesday would increase school funding by 2.3 percent each of the next two years, while providing a portion of the additional money that Republican Gov. Mike Pence sought for charter schools.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 13 hours ago
Indiana

Indiana deer harvest was 120,000, down from 2 previous years

Indiana deer harvest was 120,000, down from 2 previous yearsThe state Department of Natural Resources says Indiana hunters killed just over 120,000 white-tailed deer last year.
  • Indiana
  • 5 days, 15 hours ago
Indiana

Public funeral planned Saturday for slain Indiana U. student

Public funeral planned Saturday for slain Indiana U. studentCalling will be held at the high school's auditorium at 4 p.m., followed by the funeral at the same location at 7 p.m.
  • Indiana
  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
Health

Indiana needle-exchange bill would require proof of epidemic

Indiana needle-exchange bill would require proof of epidemicHealth officials say 143 people who either live in Scott County or have ties to the area have tested positive for HIV.
  • Health
  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
Indiana

CDC official: HIV outbreak lessons may spur 'model response'

CDC official: HIV outbreak lessons may spur 'model response'Dr. Jonathan Mermin directs the CDC's National Center for HIV/AID. He's visiting Indiana with other top CDC officials to assess the multi-agency response in Scott County, the epicenter of Indiana's outbreak that's fueled largely by needle-sharing among...
  • Indiana
  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
Indiana

Thousands of dollars raised for Bridgepoint apartment fire victims

Thousands of dollars raised for Bridgepoint apartment fire victimsThe Jeffersonville Fire Department, the IAFF local 558 and the Jeffersonville's F.O.P. are thanking those who have donated to the Bridgepoint apartment fire relief fund.
  • Indiana
  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
Crusade for Children

Harvest Homecoming Committee collects for Crusade

Harvest Homecoming Committee collects for CrusadeMembers of New Albany's Harvest Homecoming Committee took their big pumpkin to Aebersold Court to collect door to door.
  • Crusade for Children
  • 6 days, 13 hours ago
Indiana

Legislators approve proposed Indiana ethics law overhaul

Legislators approve proposed Indiana ethics law overhaulRepublican House Speaker Brian Bosma says the proposal aims to increase transparency and limit conflict of interests. The bill also requires lawmakers to disclose any business ownerships worth at least $500,000.
  • Indiana
  • 6 days, 13 hours ago
Indiana

Indiana truck driver sneezes, rig goes off road and rolls

Indiana truck driver sneezes, rig goes off road and rollsThe accident happened Monday morning on Interstate 94 in northern Indiana near Burns Harbor. Master Trooper Jeff Council says 48-year-old Edward W. McCallum of Hobart was entering a ramp when he started to sneeze.
  • Indiana
  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
Indiana

Final decisions near on Indiana's new state budget plan

Final decisions near on Indiana's new state budget planLegislative leaders plan to release details of the budget proposal Tuesday afternoon, a day ahead of the General Assembly's Wednesday adjournment deadline.
  • Indiana
  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
Health

Top CDC officials meet with Pence on Indiana HIV outbreak

Top CDC officials meet with Pence on Indiana HIV outbreakThe CDC officials in Indiana for meetings Monday and Tuesday include former State Health Commissioner Judy Monroe, who leads the federal agency's state support efforts, and Jonathan Mermin, director of the agency's National Center for HIV/AIDS.
  • Health
  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
Indiana

Purdue students warned to be safe after IU student's killing

Purdue students warned to be safe after IU student's killingA Bloomington man has been charged with murder in the death of 22-year-old senior Hannah Wilson.
  • Indiana
  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
Crime

Police: Blood, phone link suspect to slain Indiana student

Police: Blood, phone link suspect to slain Indiana studentA probable cause affidavit released Monday says IU senior Hannah Wilson was last seen around 1 a.m. getting into a taxi alone outside a bar in Bloomington, Indiana, after friends determined she was too intoxicated to stay out.
  • Crime
  • 1 week ago
Indiana

Religious leaders rebuke Pence, Bosma Long over law fix

Religious leaders rebuke Pence, Bosma Long over law fixAn open letter issued by the Indiana Pastors Alliance also was addressed Monday to House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate President Pro Tem David Long.
  • Indiana
  • 1 week ago
Indiana

Artists sought to create Indiana bicentennial medal

Artists sought to create Indiana bicentennial medalThe Indiana Arts Commission is partnering with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission to select an artist to create a commemorative medal recognizing the state's 200th birthday.
  • Indiana
  • 1 week ago
Indiana

Religious leaders plan to protest changes to religious law

Religious leaders plan to protest changes to religious lawGov. Mike Pence this month approved changes to the law that prohibited merchants and groups from using it as a legal defense for refusing to provide services or to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Indiana
  • 1 week ago
Indiana

Doctor who survived Ebola to speak at IU School of Medicine

Doctor who survived Ebola to speak at IU School of MedicineDr. Kent Brantly will speak May 9 at the Indiana University School of Medicine's commencement. He's a 2009 graduate of the Indianapolis school.
  • Indiana
  • 1 week ago
Crime

Murder-suicide in Harrison County, police to speak at 3

Murder-suicide in Harrison County, police to speak at 3Harrison County Indiana sheriff is to speak with media outlets regarding a husband and wife murder-suicide.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Crime

IU student found dead in Brown Co., Ind.; man arrested

IU student found dead in Brown Co., Ind.; man arrestedAccording to ISP, the female has been identified as Hannah N. Wilson, 22-years-old, originally from Fishers, Ind. and a current student at Indiana University in Bloomington.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Crime

Clarksville teacher pleads not guilty to child exploitation charges

Clarksville teacher pleads not guilty to child exploitation chargesAccording to a probable cause affidavit, Schermerhorn told police he texted two Clarksville High School students - a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old - while employed as a physical education teacher.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Indiana

Indiana HIV outbreak, Hepatitis C epidemic sparks CDC alert

Indiana HIV outbreak, Hepatitis C epidemic sparks CDC alertIndiana state health officials said Friday that the number of positive HIV tests has jumped to 142 in 2015 in Scott County, about 30 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky. That number includes 136 confirmed cases and 6 preliminary positives.
  • Indiana
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Indiana

Deadline nears for decision on Indiana needle-exchange bill

Deadline nears for decision on Indiana needle-exchange billA bill that would allow needle-exchange programs like the one Gov. Mike Pence has temporarily allowed in Scott County has sparked tensions over the value of providing drug users with clean needles to prevent disease transmission.
  • Indiana
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Indiana

Jeffersonville community helps raise money for those affected by fire

Jeffersonville community helps raise money for those affected by fireA Zaxby's on Allison Lane is helping those who lost so much in the fire. Ten percent of their sales will be donated to the victims, like Shelby Loda and her son Bennett.
  • Indiana
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Indiana

'Miracle' kitten rescued from Jeffersonville apartment fire

'Miracle' kitten rescued from Jeffersonville apartment fireUnder the rubble in one apartment there was a tiny ball of orange fur. To the firefighters' surprise the kitten was alive.
  • Indiana
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Entertainment

Holiday World opens season with 'America's first launched wing coaster'

Holiday World opens season with 'America's first launched wing coaster'Thunderbird is America's first launched wing coaster took flight Thursday at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.
  • Entertainment
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Crime

Clarksville teacher charged with 2 counts of attempted child exploitation

Clarksville teacher charged with 2 counts of attempted child exploitationAccording to a probable cause affidavit, Schermerhorn told police he texted two Clarksville High School students, one was 17 years old and the other was 15.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Crime

Family says Park DuValle homicide victim was tortured

Family says Park DuValle homicide victim was tortured"A pure tortuous situation." Those were the words used by a recent homicide victim's friend to describe the killing.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 5 days ago